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July 24th, 2013
06:12 AM ET

The "Modern" Royal Family

The world has been enthralled this week by the sensation across the pond over the birth of the royal baby. The ceremony and the pomp and circumstance announcing the birth can be traced to centuries past, but some also to the customs of current day. 

A scene that’s very traditional but also a little bit modern, critics say the birth of the royal baby might be a sign of things to come.

“The world celebrates the new prince, the future king, the possible 1st British Monarch of the 22nd Century,’ CNN’s John Berman says.

The parents William and Kate have been hailed as young, fresh, modern.

In that style, a break from tradition; they sent word of the birth in an email.

“William and Kate are expected to be more hands on parents than past royals,” Berman says. “Instead of a nanny, they have reportedly hired a housekeeper to help around the palace. So no Mary Poppins unfortunately.”

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